So, Easter started sweetly enough with the kids waking up to baskets of candy and stuffed animals. Then we went to Early Mass, and came home to get ready for company and a yummy dinner.
Things went terribly wrong. For some reason, the marshmallows on top of my sweet potatoes caught fire. I mean BIG FIRE. Darren, thinking our fire extinguisher was CO2 based, used it in the oven. The CHEMICAL spray from our NOT CO2 based fire extinguisher, went everywhere in AND out of the oven. The whole stove side of the kitchen was a mess. We had to toss out the raisen sauce for the ham, a whole skillet full of green beans w/bacon, two pumpkin pies, and had to trim off the whole outer layer of the ham – the part with the yummy brown sugar glaze on it.
It was….. interesting. We did have a good enough dinner -- what was left of the ham, potato salad, jello w/fruit cocktail, rolls, green beans that I'd quickly zapped in the micro, and apple pie.
No one went hungry. AND I don't a bunch of left-overs filling up my fridge! LOL
Fortunately, the only guests were my niece and her husband, and our old neighbor's parents -- you know, people who have a sense of humor about such things and who were pretty content with what we had. Marlene said, "You should have asked ME to bring the potatoes". LOL I told them they got quite a deal -- dinner AND a show!
I hope you all had a glorious Easter!